The Zwickel family, of Shenandoah, is the latest to match the $10,000 "family challenge" that has been presented to the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation. Zac and Amy Zwickel are shown here with sons Zayne (behind) and Seth while on a recent vacation. Read about their "match" and that of the Pat and Julie O'Hara family in the story below here.
All are invited on Nov. 20 for our
2019 salute to Shenandoah teachers,
staff and "friend of education." Come
join us at the Elks Lodge.
November 11, 2019
The public is invited on Wednesday, Nov. 20, as the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation joins the Shenandoah Education Association and the schools’ Support Staff Association to honor the 2019 teacher of the year, support staff person of the year and “friend of education” as the Shenandoah Community School District celebrates American Education Week.
The event at the Elks Lodge in Shenandoah begins at 5 p.m. with a social hour, a welcome at 5:30, heavy hors d’oeuvres and then a program at 6:30 p.m. It’s all free, but donations to the education foundation will be accepted.
“The foundation encourages our entire community, especially our community leaders, to join us for the celebration,” said Corby Fichter, foundation president. “This event is specifically to give our community an opportunity to say thank you to all our teachers and staff for all they do in providing our youth with the absolute best education possible.”
Noting that the school district has just been through a contentious $14.7 million school bond issue, which was rejected, Fichter said the Nov. 20 event is a good time for the public to pull back together in support of our schools.
“The Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation is here to support all our teachers and staff, no matter what, for the very long run,” he said. “American Education Week is a good time for all of us in the public to show our support for what the schools do for our communities.”
The program will feature several teachers briefly talking about “why we teach,” as well as describing some of the special program enhancements that have been enabled by $500 “mini-grants” that the education foundation frequently provides.
Thanks to the SHS Class of 1969 for
a thoughtful donation after their
50-year reunion this fall
November 11, 2019
After the Shenandoah High School Class of 1969 gathered during the recent "Shenfest" celebration, the class made a $134 donation to the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation.
"We appreciate the foundation's mission and also the hard work the members contribute to accomplish it," wrote Linda Chesshire Haldane, a Class of '69 spokesperson.
By CORBY FICHTER
An update on our foundation as we start 2019: Our endowment has climbed to $73,000, and in five months of 2018, more than 90 joined our "$100 Club"